Tennessee second baseman Lauren Gibson has picked up five new teammates on the U.S. women's national softball team.
Pitcher Jackie Traina of Women's College World Series champion Alabama was one of the additions from the final selection camp this week in Ashland, Ohio.
Gibson was named in January to play on the national team for a second consecutive summer. Last year she helped Team USA win gold at the World Cup of Softball VI and the Pan Am Games.
The national team will compete in six events this summer in the U.S. and Canada. The finale is the ISF Women's World Championship in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.
"We're proud of Lauren,'' said UT co-head coach Ralph Weekly in a school release. "She represents UT softball, the University of Tennessee and our country in the best possible manner all the time.''
Also added from the trials were Amanda Chidester of Michigan, Sam Fischer of Loyola Marymount, Christi Orgeron of Louisiana Lafayette and Jessica Shults of Oklahoma.
A pair of Tennessee players, shortstop Madison Shipman and pitcher Ellen Renfroe competed at the trials and were picked to a USA Elite team that will play exhibitions against the national team.
The first was a double-header Thursday night in West Virginia.
Another exhibition against USA Elite is set for Monday in Ashland, Ohio.
"Ellen and Madison both have a tremendous future with USA Softball and both played really well at the trials,'' Weekly said.